Justice For The Judge: Autobiography By Justice Ranjan Gogoi To Be Released Next Week
"Justice For The Judge: An Autobiography" by former Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi is set to be released on the 8th of December. Justice Gogoi is serving as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from March, 2020.
The book, published by Rupa Publications India, has been described by the publisher as "Clear-eyed, inspiring and incisive, this is the story of a man of consummate ambition, who made a significant and lasting mark on India's judicial landscape".
This is what the publisher has to say about the book:-
"The Supreme Court of India has witnessed a succession of larger-than-life chief justices in its seven-decade history. However, it has never seen the likes of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Fiery yet charming, and simultaneously principled and pragmatic, Gogoi is a fascinating man of contrasts who has intrigued observers across the political spectrum.
Now, for the first time, Gogoi tells the dramatic story of his life in fascinating detail in Justice for the Judge—his impressive legal career and the far-reaching consequences of the momentous decisions of his tenure which will engage his admirers and critics alike.
Never one to shy away from contentious issues, Gogoi provides a no-holds-barred account of the extraordinary events that characterized his tenure in the apex court—the 'infamous' press conference prior to his elevation as the most powerful judge in the land, unsubstantiated allegations of sexual harassment and the impact of tabloid journalism."
The publisher describes the author thus:-
"Son of a former chief minister of Assam, Ranjan Gogoi remained steadfast in the practice of law, which he chose to join after graduating from the Law Faculty, Delhi, in 1978. Earlier, he had spent five years in Delhi University studying History at St Stephen's College.
He preferred to wait for the call from the Bench instead of plunging into electoral politics. The call came in February 2001 when he was appointed a judge of the Gauhati High Court. After serving as a judge for nearly two decades, he demitted office as the 46th Chief Justice of India on 17 November 2019.
Essentially a family man who has always kept a low profile, away from the limelight, he did not hesitate to answer life's challenges whenever they arrived. Fiercely independent, Gogoi refused to be overawed by the series of controversial issues that had confronted him in and out of Court.
Criticized and revered in equal measure, he will be remembered for the undiluted verdicts in the Rafale and NRC cases and, of course, the litigation of the decade if not the century—the Ayodhya case."
As per the publisher, in the book, Justice Gogoi discusses the contentious press conference by four Judges of the Supreme Court, including him, in January, 2018 and the allegations of sexual harassment against him by a staff of the Supreme Court.
The hardback book with 264 printed pages is priced at Rs.595 by the publisher.
The book can be purchased online here for Rs. 476.